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He held out his arms with a gesture indescribable, elate, nervous with his passion.

He was very sprightly and elate, but I was in no sort of mood to share in his buoyancy.

The host, elate with the honour of Nell's coming, was eager to offer us accommodation.

This they knew the desert could never do, and it caused their spirits to elate with hope.

I would have been elate but it occurred to me there was an inconsistency.

His great victory did not elate him, so far as one could see.

Success in the goose hunt seems to elate the Indian more than in anything else.

After he had undressed, he dropped heavily into bed, exhausted, but elate.

He slid to the ground, amid uproarious approval, satisfied and elate.

I did not see that the men were elate or even grinning with satisfaction.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, literal, "to raise, elevate," probably from Latin elatus "uplifted, exalted," past participle of effere (see elation), or else a back-formation from elation. Figurative use from 1610s. Related: Elated; elating.

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